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Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow
Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow

By: - 0 6 hr ago

WASHINGTON — Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and remarkable animal testing suggests the...

Health fair coming to Manitou Springs this weekend
Health fair coming to Manitou Springs this weekend

By: - 0 7 hr ago

The annual Manitou Springs Southern Colorado Health Fair will take place on Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon. Manitou Springs' Community Congregational...

Live Well: Work to pluck weeds from landscape of your mind
Live Well: Work to pluck weeds from landscape of your mind

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

I often wonder if my days are one samskara after another; full of repetitive thoughts and actions, in other words. Samskara is a word you might hear...

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting April 25, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

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Colorado Springs Health Foundation OKs almost $1.4 million in grants
Colorado Springs Health Foundation OKs almost $1.4 million in grants

By: Rich Laden - 0 Mon, Apr 24, 2017

The Colorado Springs Health Foundation recently approved nearly $1.4 million in grants for 35 organizations in the Pikes Peak region, the foundation's...

Study: National medical marijuana laws would save lives — and a billion taxpayer dollars
Study: National medical marijuana laws would save lives — and a billion taxpayer dollars

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 24, 2017

A fascinating study in Health Affairs last year by a father-daughter pair of public policy researchers found that Medicare prescriptions for things...

Baseball helps Cheyenne Mountain senior thrive despite Asperger's syndrome, leads to scholarship
Baseball helps Cheyenne Mountain senior thrive despite Asperger's syndrome, leads to scholarship

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Baseball helped Connor Dunaway blossom into the funny young man many of his teammates didn't even realize has Asperger's syndrome, a mild form of...

A vending machine at the UC Davis campus dispenses Plan B pills
A vending machine at the UC Davis campus dispenses Plan B pills

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

(CNN) — Students at UC Davis can now press A4 for Plan B. A new vending machine in a University of California Davis study room traded the usual Hot...

Colorado Springs hospital operator outsourcing environmental services operations, but employees keep jobs
Colorado Springs hospital operator outsourcing environmental services operations, but employees keep jobs

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services will outsource its environmental services operations in June to Sodexo USA Inc., but all 117 employees at Penrose...

Diet soda can increase risk of dementia and stroke, study finds
Diet soda can increase risk of dementia and stroke, study finds

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

The quest to trim waistlines using artificial sweeteners could be backfiring, as researchers found artificially sweetened drinks like diet soda can...

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting April 18, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Health and wellness events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning April 18, 2017.

Contraceptives bill allowing a year's prescription with one pharmacy visit heads to Colorado governor
Contraceptives bill allowing a year's prescription with one pharmacy visit heads to Colorado governor

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Colorado women won't have to make monthly trips to the pharmacy to get their prescription contraceptives anymore, thanks to Rep. Brittany Pettersen's...

Poll: Marijuana safer than opioids, but moms shouldn't use
Poll: Marijuana safer than opioids, but moms shouldn't use

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 17, 2017

DENVER — Americans think it's safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women...

Hospital giants taking different approaches to Colorado Springs, statewide expansion
Hospital giants taking different approaches to Colorado Springs, statewide expansion

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Centura Health and UCHealth are expanding across Colorado, though using different strategies: Centura is building a network of outpatient "health...

World's oldest person, last known to be born in 1800s dies
World's oldest person, last known to be born in 1800s dies

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 15, 2017

ROME — Emma Morano, at 117 the world's oldest person who is also believed to have been the last surviving person born in the 1800s, died Saturday at...

Colorado Springs sisters to present science project about their own rare disease
Colorado Springs sisters to present science project about their own rare disease

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Nina Felch's classmates at Holmes Middle School didn't know she has a debilitating genetic disorder until last year, when as a seventh grader she...

AROUND TOWN: SCAP Red Ribbon Ball honors heroes in the HIV/AIDS fight
AROUND TOWN: SCAP Red Ribbon Ball honors heroes in the HIV/AIDS fight

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Apr 12, 2017

The 25th Red Ribbon Ball on the 31st anniversary of the Southern Colorado AIDS Project was a night to celebrate heroes. "You are all heroes as you...

Live Well: Feeling out of sorts with your yoga? Add a little yin to your yang
Live Well: Feeling out of sorts with your yoga? Add a little yin to your yang

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Yogi, yogi, quite contrary, how does your practice grow? With yogi toes and sweaty clothes and crow poses all in a row? It's been a decade since I...

The quest for the perfect pillow: 'It's complicated'
The quest for the perfect pillow: 'It's complicated'

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Apr 11, 2017

"Did you bring your pillow?" my sister asked. No, I had forgotten to pack Pancake Pillow, which over the years has become a reliable travel...

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting April 11, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two...

Body of excellence: Being less sedentary can have health benefits
Body of excellence: Being less sedentary can have health benefits

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Many people complain about their weight, and try diets and exercise programs only to remain frustrated by weight gain. Most of us recognize that our...

Fake Colorado surgeon pleads guilty to operating on dozens of victims
Fake Colorado surgeon pleads guilty to operating on dozens of victims

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 9, 2017

DENVER -- A surgical assistant posing as a cosmetic surgeon in Colorado pleaded guilty to felony charges in court Friday, CBS Denver reports. Carlos...

Colorado law enforcement officers reverse two opiate overdoses per day, on average
Colorado law enforcement officers reverse two opiate overdoses per day, on average

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 7, 2017

So far this year, law enforcement officers have used a life-saving drug to reverse at least 172 opiate overdoses across the state — a rate of nearly...

Acupuncturists sue Colorado’s physical therapy board, claim 'dry needling' by less-trained therapists is unsafe
Acupuncturists sue Colorado’s physical therapy board, claim 'dry needling' by less-trained therapists is unsafe

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 6, 2017

A needling controversy between Colorado’s acupuncturists and physical therapists over the former’s exclusive claim to the Chinese technique could...

More than 1 in 5 U.S. adults were infected by a type of high-risk HPV, CDC report shows
More than 1 in 5 U.S. adults were infected by a type of high-risk HPV, CDC report shows

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 6, 2017

During a recent two-year period, almost 23 percent of U.S. adults ages 18 to 59 had a type of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) that put them at high...

Pamela Coffey, M.D. on family medicine and preventing colorectal cancer 

Wed, Mar 22, 2017 - 9:40 AM 0

“Colorectal cancer is highly preventable because it is very slow growing,” says Dr. Pamela Coffey, Family Medicine Doctor at the Kaiser...

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